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Notable Historical Events for February 10th

1949Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

1824Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

1989Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1933Hitler proclaims end of Marxism

1969LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94

1927Pres Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference

1990South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th

1934Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"

1914In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners are released from the Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters are released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle and 11 in Port Elizabeth

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Notable Birthdays on February 10th

1927Leontyne Mary Violet Price, Laurel Miss, opera soprano (Porgy & Bess)

1890Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958)

1955Greg Norman, Queensland, Australia, PGA golfer (1984 Kemper)

1974Elizabeth Banks, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, American actress (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Man on a Ledge)

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Notable Weddings on February 10th

1899Future US President Herbert Hoover (24) marries college sweetheart Lou Henry (24) in Monterey California

1966Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)

19461st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

1974NBA player Julius Erving (23) weds model Turquoise Brown at Waldorf

2001Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

1858US president Millard Fillmore (58) weds Caroline Carmichael (43) in Albany, New York

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Notable Deaths on February 10th

2014Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi), dies of natural causes at 85

1992Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

2005Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

1918Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

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